According to DA’s leader Musi Maimane, the Presidents scandals left the economy in a shaky ground;

“Our economy is on very shaky ground‚ with a ratings downgrade to junk status a very real possibility. In a year in which President Zuma could not recite his own Nine-Point Plan to reduce unemployment in Parliament‚ over 9-million South Africans remained jobless – with the unemployment rate hitting a 13-year high.

“Our universities are in perpetual crisis‚ as looting and destruction continues. Campus shutdowns resulted in many losing an entire year of studies‚ having harsh knock-on effects for the economy. Student demands for free education have been met with no ideas or real action by government‚ leading to more frustration.

“And to top it all off‚ his government announced its intention to withdraw from the International Criminal Court (ICC)‚ a move that betrays our historical commitment to a human rights based foreign policy‚ and tells the rest of the world that we do not believe in holding those who commit the most horrendous of acts‚ such as genocide and war crimes‚ to account.”

While referring to every scandal that rocked the President this year, the Da leader said that the year 2016 will go down as one of the most unfortunate and regrettable for our beloved country;

“The year 2016 will go down as one of the most unfortunate and regrettable for our beloved country‚ which is rapidly being steered well off track by President Jacob Zuma. This year reads like an almost hard to believe Hollywood script of how one man has single-handedly captured a country in order to make himself and those connected to him rich‚ wreaking havoc at every juncture along the way.”

“In any other democracy‚ his presidency would not have survived 2016”.